WASHINGTON DC, 20024 – It’s back! In its biennial boat-home tour, Southwest DC’s colorful liveaboard community will open its doors to visitors on Saturday, October 7 from 10 AM to 2 PM. The self‐guided tour at Gangplank Marina takes visitors inside up to 20 of the most fun and unique homes in Washington DC. Owners and docents will also be available to answer questions about the boat‐homes and the liveaboard lifestyle. This is only the fifth time that the homes of Gangplank Marina have been open to the public, and the chance to tour this unique community is not to be missed.
The tour is located on Washington DC’s Southwest waterfront, along the Washington Channel. Historically, the waterfront was the portal for newcomers and visitors to the Nation’s capital, as well as a busy center for maritime trade and fishing. Gangplank Marina is just steps from the National Mall and its many monuments and museums, and is the largest liveaboard community on the East Coast. For over 30 years, it has been home to a diverse group including professionals, families, artists, retirees, scientists, congresspeople, members of the military, and many more. Many restaurants, businesses, historical buildings and other attractions are located near the Southwest waterfront, which is currently undergoing a multi‐million dollar redevelopment—one of the largest projects in the country.
Advance tickets are required ($25 per person) as the tour is expected to sell out. Purchase tickets online via our web site www.dchouseboat.org. Tickets will not be available on the day of the tour. A discounted ticket price of $20 is available to the marina’s neighbors in the 20024 zip code. Proceeds from the tour ticket sales will benefit local charities in Southwest DC, including Amidon-Bowen Elementary School PTA, Potomac Riverkeeper, DC Sail's youth programs, Friends of the Southwest Library, and St Augustine's neighborhood programs.
Several of Gangplank Marina’s other neighbors will also be participating. Waterfront bar & grill Cantina Marina will offer a 10% discount to tourgoers, and local organizations such as DC Sail will also be present.
The Southwest DC Boat‐Home Tour is sponsored by the Gangplank Slipholders Association, which is a nonprofit volunteer organization representing the boaters of Gangplank Marina, and the Port of Washington Yacht Club, a nonprofit social club promoting boating and Potomac stewardship. Additional information may be requested by emailing GPSAtour@gmail.com or visiting www.dchouseboat.org.